In celebration of the Columbia Energy Exchange's 100th episode, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to discuss key issues influencing the energy sector, including the outlook for oil demand and the impact of new U.S. regulation on energy markets. Additionally, Dr. Birol reflects on his twenty-year career at IEA and the lessons he learned early on that helped him get to where he is today.
To understand the outlook for offshore wind in the United States, host Bill Loveless speaks with Jeff Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind, on a new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange. Deepwater Wind is the developer of America's first offshore wind project, the Block Island Wind Farm.
Among many topics Jeff and Bill discuss, several include: the status of the Block Island Wind Farm as it approaches its first anniversary; recent policies in New York, Massachusetts and other states that promote offshore wind energy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; the convergence of policy and market incentives that is attracting developers from around the world; and whether developers will need a federal investment credit once it expires in 2019.
To discuss what might come out of the Ministerial Meeting, as well as how IEA members can ensure that the Agency is most effective in responding to continuing changes in the global energy landscape going forward, host Bill Loveless speaks with CGEP Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar, Jonathan Elkind. Jon was previously Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy where he worked on international energy and climate issues within the Obama Administration and with global partners.
Among many topics Jon and Bill discuss, several include: how the Trump Administration's "America First" philosophy fits into the IEA mandate; whether IEA membership will extend to non-OECD countries in the future; and the role of oil and alternative energy resources in global energy security today.
Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Anne Pramaggiore, the president and CEO of ComEd, an electric utility serving customers in Chicago and northern Illinois. Anne joined ComEd in 1998 and, in addition to her current role, has served as the company's lead lawyer and head of Regulatory Policy and Chief Operating Officer. She is a board member of the Chicago Federal Reserve Board and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Among many topics Anne and Jason discuss, several include: the democratization of energy and the future of merchant generators; technological changes in the power industry; the outlook for energy storage; and changes in federal regulation and implications for utilities.